Movie News: In Theaters This Week – July 12, 2024

This week’s new releases tend to skew in the thriller and horror genres; even if that’s not your thing, there are still a number of new films that may catch your interest. There is a drama about a preacher who arrives at a British settlement into the 1830s only to find himself embroiled in a battle between warring local tribes, a thriller who must unravel a number of occult clues in order to catch a serial killer, a documentary about comedian Louis CK’s fall and return to the spotlight, and much more!

The Convert

A lay preacher arrives at a British settlement in 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

Directed by Lee Tamahori

Starring: Guy Pearce, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha, Jacqueline McKenzie, Te Kohe Tuhaka

Release date: July 12

Death in the Cul-De-Sac

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Anita’s life takes a dark turn after moving to an exclusive community. Attracted to the mysterious ‘Wives Club’. Suspecting a sinister truth behind the death of a former member, Anita must reveal the club’s secrets.

Directed by David I. Strasser

Starring: Erin Boyes, Natalie Sharp, Matt Hamilton, Alana Hawley Purvis, Julian Haig

Release date: July 11

The Duke of Marylebone

A humble food taster from London, becomes an everyday villain to impress the woman he loves. He eventually gets into politics to become a perfect thief.

Directed by Mitch Riverman

Starring: Lily Smith, Ninette Finch, Tim Heath, Gabe Cataldi, Mark Joseph

Release date: July 14

Fly Me to the Moon (PG-13)

Marketing maven Kelly Jones wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, the countdown truly begins.

Directed by Greg Berlanti

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Woody Harrelson, Colin Jost, Jim Rash

Release date: July 12

Half Moon Bay

A young couple excited to start their new life out of college take a trip to the California coast. Colton flying and Dru driving when a massive earthquake and power outages leave Colton stranded 10,000 feet in the air with nowhere to land.

Directed by Colton Urquhart

Starring: Charissa Chenoweth, Colton Urquhart, Mark Kummer, Brody Allyn, Anthony Tisdale

Release date: July 13

Longlegs (R)

In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree.

Directed by Oz Perkins

Starring: Maika Monroe, Nicolas Cage, Blair Underwood, Alicia Witt, Michell Choi-Lee

Release date: July 12

Lumina (R)

Lumina follows four friends desperately searching for their abductee friend in a DUMB. Whether they find their friend or not in the deserts of the US to the sands of the Sahara, will change their lives forever.

Directed by Gino McKoy

Starring: Eric Roberts, Emily Hall, Andrea Tivadar, Gino McKoy, Eleanor Williams

Release date: July 12

National Anthem (R)

A 21-year-old construction worker in New Mexico joins a community of queer rodeo performers in search of their own version of the American dream.

Directed by Luke Gilford

Starring: Charlie Plummer, Eve Lindley, Rene Rosado, Mason Alexander Park, Robyn Lively

Release date: July 12comedy

Sorry/Not Sorry

An inside look at Louis CK’s fall and return to the spotlight. Interviews include fellow comedians and women who spoke up about his sexual misconduct.

Directed by Cara Mones, Caroline Suh

Starring: Louis C.K., Noam Dworman, Michael Schur, Wesley Morris, Michael Ian Black

Release date: July 12

What new movies are you excited to see in theaters this weekend?

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